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for free. you've got to pay for it. more people will lose their insurance under obama care. the republican plan is we have a choice. more choices not less. obama care narrows your choices. for competition, selling insurance across state line and above all, we're for driving premiums now. under obama care, the premiums are even higher. yonlt see any way obama care can work. >> let me turn to another subject. loans. last march, you took to the senate floor for 13 hours to filibuster a nomination because of your opposition to the military use of drones to attack u.s. citizens. this week as i'm sure you know, the head, we're looking at a picture of the drone right there, of amazon, announced they have plans, maybe five years down the road, that loans would come, pick up a package. a book, a sweater and deliver it to your front door where you could take it. instead of a delivery truck. when you see that, and i'm sure you have seen those videos, does that excite you or do you think that's a problem and i've got to find a way to block? >> well, you know, i'm not against technology, so i'm not one
premiums. we're also going to find out in january that more people will lose their insurance under obama care, i think, than will actually gain it. the republican plan is freedom of choice. more choices, not less. obama care narrows your choices. we're for competition. we're for selling insurance across state lines. and above all, we're for driving premiums down. the problem under the old system was premiums were too high. under obama care the premiums are even higher. i don't see any way obama care can work. >> let me turn to another subject. drones. last march you famously took to the senate floor for 13 hours to filibuster a nomination because of your opposition to the military use of drones to attack u.s. citizens. this week, as i'm sure you know, jeff bezos, the head -- we're looking at a picture of the drone right there -- of amazon announced that they have plans, a hope, maybe five years down the road, that drones would come pick up a package, a book, a sweater, and deliver it to your front door where you could -- you could take it instead of a delivery truck. when you see that, a
court. >>> remember the president's promise that you could keep your doctor under obama care? well, now the chief architect of that plan seemingly altering the storyline yet once again. watch ezekiel emanuel with chris wallace with the new caveat. >> the president never said you were going to have unlimited choice of any doctor in the country you want to go to. if you want to pay more for an insurance company that covers your doctor, you can do that. this is a matter of choice. we know in all sorts of places you pay more for certain -- for a wider range of choices or wider range of benefits. >> joining us now, guy benson, fox news contributor and political editor at townhall.com. guy, that is not what the president promised. he did not come out and say that you can keep the doctor that you like for the last 3 1/2 years in his stump speeches, he never added that caveat that you'll have to pay more for it. right? >> the administration's revisionism is head spinning. and you watch that clip and that exchange from "fox news sunday" yesterday and it really does speak for itself. this preside
a couple of days ago. tens of thousands of americans who think they have health insurance under obama care may discover january 1 that they do not. after days of refusing to release the stats on the problems that have been plaguing health care.gov the administration has announced under pressure from the press that the enrollments of 1 of every 4 people in the months of october and november were botched. at least one of every four. now since then they say at least one of every ten federal applications have had problems, since the fix. they think the number is higher in the state exchanges. a reporter pressed the agency in charge of the exchanges, the federal exchange for a solution to the mess. people think they have the coverage. they don't have the coverage. the insurer has a botched form. it doesn't have a name so it can't call the person to tell them, it didn't work for you. here was the answer. >> but you're not saying everyone should call. you're not suggesting urging them strongly despite the fact you are talking about a potential one in ten error rate going forward? >> i would encou
people to sign up for obama care is a key component of the law's success. though he's not under 30, president obama plans to buy health care through the online exchange. his policy will come with substantial out of pocket costs, because it will not be taxpayer-subsidi taxpayer-subsidized. >>> in the investigation into actor paul walker's death officials say there is no evidence that drag racing played any part in the accident. >> reporter: investigators are looking at every possibility at every possibility as they try to figure out what happened after paul walker got into the passenger seat of this porsche. a law enforcement source tells nbc rules it did not involve drag racing. it was a single-car crash. the source says the car was driving 40 to 45 miles per hour when it came to a bend in the road. where the speed limit drops to 15. in that vicinity the driver apparently lost control. we spoke with paul walker's father. who told us what he'll miss most about his son. >> the way paul gave me a hug, he really -- he hugged me with like, a special special thing. >> reporter: walker wa
-pays and deductibles triple under obama care. i'm thrilled to death, as you can tell. >> so domenico, we know everyone covered it when he finally signed up for health care without delay on the website. that was before the fix. but what do we know regarding his premiums and what he said today. >> that's about the extent of it, tamron. we know earlier he had tried to sign up, and they made a little bit of a show of it where the site had frozen up. this is part of the republican effort to use individual stories. now the speaker is using himself to say that in some cases, for some people, their premiums are going to go up. conversely, we're seeing the president come at this from the other angle and talk about people with pre-existing conditions and people who do benefit from the law. you know, so we have these two sides going at each other, not necessarily talking about how bad the website is anymore, obviously. because he was able to get through. now they're back to sort of the older talking points that we'd been hearing in the lead-up to this. >> regarding numbers and more information, we didn't get tha
triple under obama care. i'm thrilled to death, as you can tell. >> next up, we talk about this fast approaching deadline, sticker shock and the threat to millions of seniors who may also lose their doctors. get ready, folks. we're just minutes away from the first ever "the kudlow report" youth summit. for real college kids, how about that, four real college kids are going to join me live on set to talk about what they think of president obama and obama care and whether they are going to sign up or not. you don't want to miss it. free market capitalism is the best path to prosperity. i will ask these college kids. what do they think about free market capitalism? we'll be right back. >>> so this law is already making a difference for millions of young people and it's about to help millions more. about half a million people across the country already are poised to gain coverage on january 1st. some for the very first time. >> all right. welcome back to "the kudlow report." that, of course, president obama on his obama care marketing blitz, leading up to the fast approaching december 23
credit for president barak obama under his war on obama care? >> no, first of all, i think it's important to point out he has actually tried to go beyond what he promised now. in many places he will be able do that. >> you will take credit for na? >> no, i waited for him to say he felt badly about it. the truth is the law that he signed did grandfather in the policies that were in expense when he signed the law. >> very helpful of him. welcome back to "morning joe.". >> doing all he can. >> i can see that. >> he can get that intensity. he looks good in his sherbet pants. he has a chocolate shoe to go with it. i don't understand it. >> very dutch. >> dutch? >> very protestant. >> very protestant. >> i like it. >> sorry. yes, ma'am. >> you should know, volunteer. >> i got the illusion. >> it's a little. >> go ahead. >> a little lily pulitzer. >> i don't know about that. >> meacham is here and former white housed a very for policy and vice provost for global initiatives at the university of pennsylvania dr. zeke emanuel. zeke, if i called you, would you call me back? >> absolutely. always do
. -- double. my copays and deductibles triple under obama -- obamacare. i'm thrilled to death. >> jay carney previously indicated the president is likely to sign up as well. >> thank you very much. ed henry at the white house. well to the fast food protest, is this really about the workers or are unrons pulling a fast one? hermon -- herman cane after this. it's donut friday at the office. and i'm low man on the totem pole. so every friday morning they send me out to get the goods. but what they don't know is that i'm using my citi thankyou card at the coffee shop, so i get 2 times the points. and those points add up fast. so, sure, make me the grunt. 'cause i'll be using those points to help me get to a beach in miami. and allllllll the big shots will be stuck here at the cube farm. the citi thankyou preferred card. now earn 2x the points on dining out and entertainment, with no annual fee.to apply, go to citi.com/thankyoucards if every u.s. home replaced one light bulb with a compact fluorescent bulb, the energy saved could light how many homes? 1 million? 2 million? 3 million? the answer i
whose baby was denied coverage under obama care? >> those family plan quotes included myself, my wife, our 7, 5, and 3-year-old, and 18
. >> obviously, i don't share richard's view. and what we are trying to do as democrats under president obama's leadership is focus on what most people's priority is which is creating jobs and getting the economy to turn around and long-term issues and get a handle on the safety net programs like social security and medicare. that is the appropriate role for the government and i think most americans agree. which is why they reelected president obama. >> do you think richard's concern? he feels it is being put on him. is that a fair concern? >> i really don't. in this case, accusations like he unfortunately chose to do isn't constructive. i wish folks like him would step back, listen and engage in dialogue and understand the other side's point of view. when you here talk like his, it is evident he is watching fox news and gets the information mostly from right-wing conservative sources and isn't open to other points of view. and that is why i wrote the book. hopefully someone finds a way to see we have to try to work together and not dig in so hard and accept everything we hear from one side o
people will lose their insurance under obama care than i think will actually gain it. the republican plan is, freedom of choice, more choices, not less. obama care narrows your choices. >> and now ezekiel emanuel on fox news said that if you leak yo like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. it's simply going to cost you more to do that. >> look, if you want to pay more for an insurance company that covers your doctor, you can do that. this is a matter of choice. in all sorts of places you may more for certain -- to a wider range of benefits. >> emanuel went on to attribute the low number of people signing up for obama care to what he calls a lack of pr. he says the numbers will go up once the campaign is in full swing. >>> well, the deadline to enroll in obama care is just days away but it looks like a lot of young adults are anything about enthusiastic in getting involved in this system. nearly half of them say they are unlikely to enroll. remember, there's a fee for them to pay but much smaller than the premiums. this depends on millions of young, healthy people signing up. let's go t
was premiums were too high. under obama care, the premiums are higher. i don't see any way obama care can work. >> reporter: and another promise president obama made that turned out not to be true was put in the spotlight today on "fox news sunday." did he not say, if you like your doctor you can keep your doctor. >> he didn't say you could have unlimited choice. >> simple yes or no. >> yes. but look, if it you want to pay more for an insurance company that covers your doctor, you can do that. >> reporter: also today insurance brokers are complaining they're having trouble helping their clients because of troubles at the back end of the obama care enrollment process. >> so obviously the problems from obama care are still far from resochld. but according to one architect of the health care, he says all the white house needs is good old-fashioned public relations. our political insiders will weigh in on that. and i'll ask them a good question, what exactly would work at this point in the way of pr. tweet your thoughts to us and we'll include some of your thoughts on the show. >>> and thousands a
. so every reason to believe congress will grind to a halt under the threat that president obama will rewrite it anywhere. >> could you argue that it's happening right now as you try to work out differences between the various perspectives on a piece of legislation those that may be asked to get something they think the president agrees with them on mike say why should i give up on that because they n get a change done unilaterally by the executive branch. >> you could imagine such a negotiation about the effective date of obamacare. after the statute is passed via decide what the congress wants. gridlock is almost quite a predictable result. >> professor turley, the constitution of the breed of power isn't simply about stopping one branch of government from usurping another. it's about protecting the liberty of american of concentrated government power. how does the modification of act of congress affect the balance of power between the political branches into the liberty interest of the american people? >> the danger is quite severe. the problem with the president is doing is t
,000 sent fujs, about 74 pers the total on hand. >> the majority has taken place under president obama's watch, correct? >> i'd have to check on the specific numbers. >> you're not prepared to dispute that statement? >> james, i think what we're focused on at this point is the fact that we're now at a point where we are halting and rolling back the progress of their program and we're working towards a comprehensive agreement to bring an end to it. >> reporter: the white house repeated today that sanctions drove iran to the negotiating table but as kerry himself said in the clip we showed you sanctions came in and today there are 19,000 centrifuges and growing. >> james, thank you. >>> an international report card for schools has poor grades for u.s. students. american teens ranked 20th for reading skills out of 65 countries tested. the were ranked 22nd in science in math, the u.s. was well below average with 28 countries ahead. >>> the president makes another pitch for obama care. is anyone on the panel buying it? we'll find out. the latest when we come back. test test test test >>> to
sector added 156,000 jobs. under president obama, he's now added 3.86 million jobs. now over this weekend fast food workers in 100 cities staged a strike for minimum wage. listen to what they were saying. >> i deserve more respect, more money. i am tired of living in poverty wage. >> it's not right that we've got to live in poverty from paycheck to paycheck and borrow from peter to pay off paul. >> personally i've been doing this for over 16 years. i've raised my two kids working in fast food. and it's a struggle. >> now, when you listen to those that marched around the country, trying to deal with the jobs on the ground which is why i showed the graph. you see people marching in a hundred cities yesterday. here's what republican congressman joe barton said this week about minimum wage. quote, i think it's outlived its usefulness. it may have been of some value back in the great depression. i would vote to repeal the minimum wage. that's what we're dealing with, randi. >> so, you know, when there's -- i've seen and i've been in washington now awhile, and it really is an evidence-free zone
's the hour. lots of americans with modest incomes are facing higher deductibles under president obama's healthcare law, according to "the wall street journal," which cites a report from a company that compares health insurance plans. this report shows the average deductible for individuals under obamacare's lower priced bronze plan is more than $5,000 a year and also claims the average deductible for individual plans before much of the law went into effect was just about 3-1/2 thousand dollars. the deadline to apply for own kaz is two weeks away. we're learning a new feature that just went live at healthcare.gov. >> for the first time without an account or password you can see your deductible and all out of pocket costs on a screen that shows your premium, but just because the numbers are easy to fine doesn't mean they're easy on the bank account because the average deductible that pops up is 42% higher than it used to be. that's what the study fund looking at 34 states on the marketplace. now some tech experts are saying this window shopping feature doesn't help healthcare.gov run an
are losing. according to the commonwealth fund, states not expanding medicaid under obama care will collectively lose more than 35 billion in federal funds in 2022 alone. this report covered 20 states all with republican governors and/or state legislatures that refuse to expand medicaid under the law after the u.s. supreme court made it optional in june. joining me now is kentucky governor steve bashir. sir, we talked about this and the success your state has seen because it's being held up as the state of success. all of whom are now eligible to be covered either through medicaid expansion or your state-run health exchange. your state's success was a result of planning and testing, but i'm curious, have you heard from other governors or state officials outside of the boundaries here that look at your success and want to know how you got this right and how they can replicate that in their own states? >> i've talked to some other governors as well as our staff talking to their staffs and trying to help out in any way we can. obviously, each state is unique that's why i am will s
, louisiana senator mary landrieu is already under attack for her support of obama care. >> louisianans told mary landrieu to vote no on obama care. >> people think it's big government at its worst. >> instead she sided with barack obama. >> now we are paying the price. >> landrieu is one of three democrats fighting for their political lives in the southern state. senators pryor and hague annnha of a shrinking group of democrats who have an uphill battle in 2014. let me bring in jason stanford, danny vargas, republican strategist and nbc latino contributor. good morning. >> good morning, chris. >> good morning, chris. >> jason, all three of these democrats that i pointed out voted for obama care but criticized the administration's handling of the rollout. one attack called the landrieu barack obama's rubber stamp. how big a problem is the affordable care act going to be for these democrats. >> well, if the election were this year it would be a big problem but luckily it's next year. this year it's a political problem. next year it's a consume issue. it's like the medicaid part d rollout. whe
to believe that congress will grind to a halt under the threat that president obama will rewrite its handiwork. >> would you argue that that is indeed happening right now? as you try to work out differences between various perspectives on a piece of legislation, those who may be asked to give something that they think the president agrees with them on might say, why should i give on that? i can get that changed or done unilaterally by the executive branch. or the party that wants to achieve that says, why should i agree to it? >> you could imagine such a negotiation about the effective date of obamacare. after the statute is passed, president obama decides that the effective date is regardless of what congress wants. >> mr. turley, the constitution's system of separated powers is not simply about stopping one branch of government usurping another. it is about protecting the liberty of americans from the dangers of concentrated government power. how does the president's unilateral modification of acts of congress affect both the balance of power between the political branches and the
. the obama administration under heavy criticism and scrutiny after botching the website's launch on october 1st says the site is better. much better. senior white house correspondent brianna keilar at the white house with more on this. good morning. >> good morning to you, carol. hhs officials say that over the course of the last couple months, there have been more than 400 fixes to healthcare.gov. at this point the capacity is at 50,000 users at a time being able to access the website and they have response rates down to less than a second. if folks go on the website, things should be moving a little more quickly. of course it's not just what consumers, people who are going on the website see that matters here, it's also insurers who take information from consumers and enroll them into insurance plans and there's still issues there it appears. a spokesman for the industry group that represents insurance companies saying there's still a number of problems with the back-end systems. insurers are still getting enrollment files that have dupe plative and have missing or inactive information and
are the facts. these are the real numbers. under president obama, four years obama's economy, he's created 1.4 million jobs. 927,000 of those jobs are part-time jobs, leaving only 456,000 jobs in four years and during that same period of time, check this out, 11 million people left the workforce, given up, guys. you do the math. if that's success, i hate to see what failure is. >> oh, yeah. >> bob snoring, stretching, burping. >> that was interesting. >> thank you, eric. >>> something happened over the weekend you might not have heard about but you can help participate for people who care about freedom. ukrainian brothers and sisters who peacefully protested in the ukraine today in kiev over the weekend because their government tried to move them away from europe and closer to a russian position. that is not what the people of ukraine want. there is a twitter hash tag, #euromaiden. i understand they're in a tough spot, they have to use diplomatic language about fostering a better environment. but if you care about freedom, you can show your support through twitter, #euromaiden. call anybody,
under the aca, but under obama care as a whole. take a listen. >> first of all, this isn't comprehensive because it's excluding the undocumented immigrant and it's excluding the unborn baby, so we begin to bristle at that. and secondly we said, and wait a minute, we who are pretty -- we catholics who are kind of among the pros when it comes to providing health care do it because of our religious conviction and because of the dictates of our conscience and now we're being asked to violate some of those. so that's when we began to worry and drawback and say mr. president, please, you're really kind of -- you're really kind of pushing aside some of your greatest supporters here. >> congressman, as a catholic do you agree with that? the cardinal went on to say they have been on the front end of this, i think he threw out 1919, trying to get our government to take up what it means to have health care in this country. but do you think that catholic supporters are going to hear the cardinal there and say, you know what, maybe i don't think so highly of obama care. >> i just hope that all suppor
an aspirin regimen. >>> >>> president obama's job approval now 16 points under water. the latest polling average showed just 40% approval, 56% disapproval. that and the unpopularity of obama care has given republicans the edge in a generic congressional ballot. the gop is holding a three-point lead. so republicans had trailed by nearly seven points this time last month. now it's all turned around. what's their strategy going to be to maintain momentum into next year's mid-term elections and can they reach out to the blue states? i think that's the key. here now is ace political reporter and cnbc contributor robert costa. can they reach out to the blue states, bob costa? >> reporter: it's going to be difficult, larry. republicans right now are trying to to have a narrow focus on obama care, to put pressure on blue state senate democrats like mark pryor and mary landrieu. there's new sites they're coming out trying to hammer that message to independent voters in blue states. >> if they do that -- let's go into the heart of it. michigan and california and new york -- stranger things have ha
to prevent enforcement of constitutional wrights, the surveillance that we have seen under bush or obama. surveillance of the bush administration and things like that. i must say that everything we are talking about today is laughable in my opinion in the context of these problems. i'm particularly struck by the overwhelming hypocrisy of the claim that the president, in interpreting the law, in refusing to interpret the law in a way that would drive a stake through the law is not enforcing the law and demanding that he enforce the law on the dates in a way that the person making that demand would destroy the law is not taking care of the -- i would say it is the other way around. it is the duty of the president to interpret the law within the boundaries that he has in a way that makes practical implementations of the law. the fact that people want to sabotage the law and want it not to work and say hey, he is not obeying this particular sentence in order to make the law work, talk about hypocrisy. >> let me ask a question. have you made my -- having made my statement. judge cavanagh, the
rally under president obama coupled with an underestimate of the federal reserve's will, historical buyers who are not now going to turn sellers because they know the history and fear of stock shortage among seasoned equities could end propelling us to the next level. believe me, to these purists, the next move, it'll stink to high heaven too. can i go to gerard in south carolina? gerard? come on, this is the real usc. >> caller: hi, jim. >> how are you, gerard? >> caller: i'm well, thank you, sir. about a month ago, caller asked about noodles, you recommended to hold it. i have a fairly large position. i am down about 11%. friday when the market was up, the stock tumbled 6%. my question to you is this, jim. they are coming out with a new offering at a cost of $39.50. now, my cost basis is higher than that. and i was wondering going forward, generally speaking when you see this happening within a stock that you own at the repurchase -- new offering price will be less than what your cost basis is, is that a sign to sell? >> i didn't think they should have done that deal. the stock ha
unhappy for health options care under obama care. >> i am not surprised the majority leader wants to talk about health care. much of that legislation he is all the times the republican party has tried to repeal health care. clear thisake it will is a very positive though for the american people. the bill to which the gentle man refers covered less than 3 million people of the 30 million to 40 million people who have no insurance. tens of millions of people i predict by the middle of next going to be having coverage and health care insurance because we passed this bill. he is right. the rollout is terrible. in president is disappointed that. it is being worked on. he doesn't recall the rollout of the subscription drug hill. -- bill. medicaret recall that had a tough rollout for a couple years. i am not saying they don't believe it. there are people who say we ought to not have medicare. the fact of the matter is the health-care bill is going to work, but it is interesting that when you ask a specific question , it passed in a bipartisan fashion overwhelmingly. health carethe good bill. tha
there are other problems under obama care. policies have higher deductibles. the average deductible for the lowest level of insurance on health care.gov is more than $5,000. >> u-t says bob filner will be facing sense snensing today. >>> "usa today" looks at a passenger who fell asleep on his flight. he found himself locked on a cold empty plane on friday and the crew of united express express jet did not notice him during layover in houston. he called his girlfriend who called united who called him out. >> when he called his girlfriend she did not miss it. >> how do you miss a sleeping guy in a chair. >> meant to be there. i fell asleep. >> i'm left on a plane. >> that would induce panic. >> i wonder if anyone's going to lose their job. i don't know. >> no, i don't think so. >> or a girlfriend. >> better yet. that's right. >>> okay. speaking of one of our favorite royals, prince harry, your favorite charlie. >> he's my guy. >> his charity race to the south pole has been suspended. for the past week he walked with a team of wounded warriors. they were raci
. a week-long tribute in south africa for nelson mandela gets under way. the farewell will include president obama and former u.s. presidents. >>> newlywed murder. a trial set to begin today for a young bride accused of pushing her new husband off the cliff. as new details in this case emerge. >> edge of the world. no harness, no safety net. a daredevil takes his handstand to new heights. >>> and good monday morning. we begin with snow-covered runways and roadways following a wintry storm that seemed to catch people offguard. >> and it's not over yet. a look at the radar there. after a day of snow and ice, the slow-moving system still stretching from the deep south all the way up to maine. >> and this is what it did overnight in the northern suburbs of new york city, icy roads contributed to this nasty multi-car pileup in yonkers. it sent 40 people to the hospital. no one was killed. >>> more than 1,000 flights have been canceled today across the country. a number that's sure to grow. here's a live look at philadelphia's international airport where more than eight inches of snow fe
enrolled. >> there is almost no possible foul up that isn't occurring to this process under obama care. people being enrolled in names that aren't theirs, having their children enrolled under their names. the cruelest irony of all is that obama care was passed on the promise it would bring insurance to the uninsured, health care to people who couldn't get it and the opposite is true. more have lost their health care that have gained it so far. the cruelest of the cruelest is some don't know. if they wind up sick, believing they're covered by health insurance find out they're no the. >> you think because of how important this program is to the president, the president's legacy and his signature program, he would be having meeting after meeting with health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius to make sure we are on par, going to nail this thing. when we roll this out it's going to be a success. more scrutiny paid to how much time president obama actually devoted to meeting one on one with kathleen sebelius. peter went through these gia logs of the institute logbooks this week a
and his popularity. take a rook at the black unemployment rate which has pretty much doubled under obama's first term and his support in that community is, obviously, really, really strong. so, you know, the truth is this is part of a much larger sort of plan that obama has to fix, from the his perspective, income inequality. the health care plan is not just about delivering health care, it's about making this a more even, flatter society. i think this is part of the great motivation behind it. so it's of a piece of a world view. martha: chris, one last thought on. hispanics also seem to be liking the president a little bit less lately. you know, is it part of a larger piece, and what would conservatives take away from these issues and these numbers, do you think? >> when the president was being gently nuzzled yesterday in his interview with chris matthews -- [laughter] the point on which matthews insisted on pressing the president was why aren't you delivering on the excellence that you are capable of, why aren't you more excellent? and as he was pushing, the president continued to say,
africa with millions paying their respects to the former president. the preparations are now under way for a memorial service that will bring dozens of world leaders, including president obama, to south africa starting today. robin kurnow is outside mandela's home this morning. you've just spoken to one of his closest confidants. what did she say? >> we are hearing for the first time what is going on inside this house behind me. the home where nelson mandela died. we have been seeing a lot of people coming outside in the past few days laying flowers, paying their respects. we understand according to african tradition, nelson mandela's wife is sitting on a mattress in the living room in the lounge and receiving people throughout the day. she will be essentially sitting in that position welcoming visitors and there are a lot of visitors. political leaders, friends. people from across south africa that have some sort of importance and they are coming to pay their respects to the widow. we are also hearing from mandela's closest assistant who has worked for him for nearly 20 years, and she
-long tribute in south africa for nelson mandela gets under way. the farewell will include president obama and former u.s. presidents. >>> newlywed murder. a trial set to begin today for a young bride accused of pushing her new husband off the cliff. as new details in this case emerge. >> edge of the world. no harness, no safety net. a daredevil takes his handstand to new heights.
of companies in that 40-plus, going to 50, wanting to go to 75, and under obama care, this arbitrary selection of 50 now defining a large corporation doesn't fit with the entrepreneurial spirit. so in the same, you know, what do you think, yes or no, do you think we should increase beyond 50 the number of ftes that would trigger the affordable care act? i don't know if it's 100 or 150, but do you believe that 50 is too low and stifles job creation, and, therefore, we as congress should increase it to a number higher than 50? >> i think the bright line test of a certain number of people is the wrong test. you need a facts and circumstances test on who has day-to-day control. if you increase it to 50, the same thing that happens beyond -- that happens at 50 will happen beyond 50, whether there's 75, 100, 150 or 500. >> ms. bogardos? >> as for the 50-employee rule, i agree increasing it would alleviate a number of issues, but there would have to be a change to the statute itself. >> mr. winstanley? >> i think the challenge comes in that every industry can't be put in the same box. i think in the
poverty. in 1990 the government under heavy pressure at home and from around the world released nelson mandela and dismantled apartheid. president obama will travel to south africa to pay his respects to mandela ordered the flags flown at half staff. >> this morning, prince william is remembering mandela as an extraordinary and inspiring man, the duke and duchess were guests at london premiere of "mandela, a long walk to freedom," when they received wore the leader had died. rinse william expressed his sympathies as he live theater with kate and a moment silence was held after the final credits. >> musician richie was the first to tweet about the leader. when mandela made the tour of the united states in 1990 richie actually served we as his fashion stylist and was if charge of updating the look after three decades in prison. in the bay area, many petroleum -- petroleum who had the honor of seeing him in person are remembering the leader. he inspired tens of thousands during an appearance at the oakland coliseum 23 years ago. it was singing and celebration and he was here in june of 19
the "fast and furious" documents that president obama is withholding from congress under executive privilege. >> what are those documents? what do they say? what is in there that won't be turned over? >> reporter: after two transfers dodson is now working out of atf's tucson office. they tried to block it saying it would hurt morale but would eventually clear it. he said the only danger of the book is it empowers other would-be whistle blowers. >> it tells people out there you know what, you can make a decision, you can make a choice. you can say no and stand up and take a stand against the agency. and they don't want that to get out there. >> atf says it encourages anyone who sees wrongdoing to report it through the prop everyer channels but had no comment on dodson or his book. the justice department says he's free to speak out about his experiences and publish his book but is forbidden from accepting compensation for it under ethics rules. dobson says the book will be published with or without compensation. norah and charlie. >>> florida state is the new numbe
. >>> president obama launched a new campaign encouraging people to sign for coverage under the affordable health care act. the president said problems with the government website have now been fixed and the overwhelming number of people using it to register are getting good service. >> whatever comes up, we will fix it because we know that the ultimate goal, the ultimate aim is to make sure people have basic security and the foundation for the gad health that they need. >> the president -- good health they need. >> the president promised to make the new health care law work even if it took the next three years of his epidemic presidency. >> the republican chairman of the house oversight committee sent letters to 15 insurance giants asking about policy changes after the affordable care act was implemented. one of those companies is blue shield of california which says it will respond to those questions. >>> one east bay city is looking to regulate a new trend. new at 5:30, the plan for ecigarettes that is up for a vote tonight. >>> an unusual but welcome site at the airport. >>> first, the host o
to the hard study under the age 25 in favor of throwing president obama out of office. >> interesting people out younger are more disapproving than older. some speculate those older voted for him way back in 2008 and they might have more of an attachment this the president. >> i look back to myself when i was that age we wanted to throw everybody out all the time anyway. never satisfied as a very outcome person. at least maybe i was not as responsible as others. i just wanted to throw everybody out. >> yeah. obama cass different different. 68% of age 18 to 29 voted for him in 2012. 60% dropout still voted for him in 2008. if you gone out and said people who voted for me i'm going to raise your taxes by $1,000, $2,000. people making 25, $30,000 right out of college. effectively by making them pay more for healthcare is that tax increase. >> a lot not happy with the nsa surveillance. >> younger voters more skeptical of government surveillance it seems. division that a lot of people hadn't heard of edward snowden and evenly split whether he was a patriot or traitor among those who had heard of
were filed andhe bush administration settled under the obama administration, and they were carried forward by brave and tenacious prosecutors who are civil servants, not political. it forow much harder is a whistleblower to win one of these cases if the government chooses that it is not to get involved? guest: it is more difficult, for sure. at the same time, the courts upheld consistently across the board that nothing is to be inferred from the united state'' decision to not intervene. in fact, we anticipate that unfortunately, because of the sequester cuts and other kinds of restrictions on government investigations, there will probably be more declamations. to the extent that you have a close working relationship with the justice department in those situations, the case is going andard by private counsel there talking to the department of justice and the agencies. you can have a very effective public-private partnership and significant recoveries, even in the hundreds of millions in dollars. host: folks on twitter want to know your website and where to go for more information on
in the economy under president obama. it was a clear indication the president himself believes that his stewardship has been a failure. there's no doubt that under president obama our country has fallen to what i will call a new normal, high employment, stagnant wages. on president is more focused increasing reliance on government programs than pro- growth policies that will create more american jobs and benefit american wages. republicans continue to focus on strengthening the economy for middle class families. that is why we passed nearly 150 bills in this congress, and many of them will help our economy. they are sitting in the senate. sitting in thel senate. senate democrats and the president continue to stand in the way of america's rarities. the president pot health care law -- the president's health aw continues to wreak havoc. people are losing the dock there's -- the doctors that they have continually relied on. to make matters worse, taxpayers could be on the hook for millions of dollars of fraud. this week the white house announced it will not even whetherto verify individual
. the first official tribute to nelson mandela happened on tuesday. president and michelle obama boarded air force one this morning on the way to attend the service. former presidents bush, clinton, and carter will be there as well, under tight security. outside mandela's former home, crowds are pouring out their love. massive billboards are filling up with messages of gratitude for mandela, like this one in france. down here, emma says thank you for all you've done to change south africa and the rest of the world. american photographer, darrell todd wanted to capture the mood here. >> their smiling, they're dancing together, they're singing. honestly, i've only seen that in concerts at home. i've never seen it in the streets. >> reporter: likely nearly 100 reds of royalty will capture the attention. today, tourists and townships alike are having their say. johannesburg, south africa. >>> many other memorial services will be held across south africa, so that all citizens have an opportunity to pay their respects. mandela will be buried after a state funeral next saturday. >>> time magazine h
the obama administration is taking to make the college application process going a bit more smoothly. we have a link on our web site abc7 news.com under see it on tv. college has gotten so expensive. >> that is right. a study shows because a record number of college grads are deeper in debt. >> just keeps getting worse and worse. the picture for college grads is unfortunately bleak. a study finds 71% are leaving school with debt hanging over their heads up from 68% just five years ago. and the debt is higher than ever. it's now averaging $29,000. and the final blow, 18% of grads can't find jobs they're more likely to find a job than those did who did not go to college. >>> a warning to those who use google, facebook, yahoo, twitter. hackers stolen user names and pass words of 2 million users of those sites. most owners of the accounts have been notified, however, to be safe, experts say change your pass words often, also, make sure your antivirus software is updated >> you may see picket lines around fast food restaurants, workers planning strike as cross the country to protest low wages
has pulled back from all of these foreign wars. it came out under george bush the president obama has exposed it and it is proven that they only people who are really interested in believe the united states is losing any kind of respect and power is the right- wing -- this is what they're trying to do. we lose the reserve currency of the dollar and have to print money. and also, these questions -- it is basically just the opinion of the person. it is not only in a military, how strong you are militarily, it is how you have dialogues. host: thank you for the call. you mentioned the nsa. there was a story this morning -- the piece begins with these words -- next is gilbert from tulsa oklahoma. on the question of u.s. global power, is it the climbing or on the rise he echo caller: -- on the rise? caller: to me it is declining. there is a difference between being that between being the strongest and the most powerful. i think we are the strongest but not the most powerful. the nations we have gone to war with are more powerful than we are financially. look at japan. look at south korea, l
that problem, you have more people living at home and more people depending on government programs. under barack obama, who we all know is a big government advocate, there is an interest in keeping young people dependent on their parents and dependent on big government because the last thing they want is for young people to go in the real world and realize how much things actually cost, how many taxes they're paying and what it takes to be independent. >> what is the interest, the specific interest they have in making sure that young people don't know what it's like in the real world, that are comforted and sheltered by the government dole, by dollars, by checks, by benefits? why are they doing that? is the democratic party interested in increasing its registration? >> its registration. we all know young people typically vote for democrats until they get out in the real world and start pulling a paycheck. obamacare is a perfect example of why the land of adult children is happening. for example, you have president obama going out and saying k stay on their parents' health insurance until
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